Tere O'Connor has been making dances since 1982. He has created over thirty works for his company and performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe, South America and Canada. O’Connor has also created numerous commissioned works for dance companies around the world. Among these have been solo work for Mikhail Baryshnikov and works for the Lyons Opera Ballet. He is an active participant in the New York dance community, mentoring young artists, teaching, writing, curating and volunteering in various capacities. He is a Center for Advanced Studies professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he resides for the spring semester each year.